Vanderbilt University, Gymnasium, Twenty-third Avenue, South & West End Boulevard, Nashville, Davidson County, TN
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South & West End Boulevard, Nashville, TN
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Documentation compiled after 1933.
Survey number HABS TN-11
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (FN-20).
Significance: Completed in 1880, the Vanderbilt facility, with its considerable gymnastic equipment and indoor running track, was one of the earliest and best equipped gymnasiums in the South. Though the interior has been substantially modified from the original, the exterior of this striking building preserves the rich Victorian architectural character of the early Vanderbilt campus, and is one of the few major buildings to survive from that period.
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)
1. Northeast front from north
2. Northeast front and northwest side
3. Southeast side
4. Detail, east tower roof
5. Detail, west tower roof
6. Second floor central room, detail of roof truss
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